EXCERPTS FROM ZONING BY-LAW 531



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SECTION 8 - HAMLET ZONE


 

8.1     Hamlet” - no person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building, or structure and no person shall erect or permit the erection of any building or structure in the Hamlet Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:


 

8.2     Permitted Uses

 

            (i)    one single family detached dwelling per lot.

 

            (ii)   community facilities, institutions, commercial activities serving the hamlet community, like schools, churches, recreational centers, general stores which sell varied products such as food, hardware and clothing, hotels and motels, and other similar uses serving the motoring public.

 

            (iii)  utility shed, swimming pool and greenhouse.


 

8.3     Area Requirement For Residential Development

 

          Lot Frontage                    -            Minimum 46 meters

 

          Lot Area                          -            Minimum 2,760 meters

 

          Front Yard                       -            Minimum 15 meters

 

          Side Yard                        -            Minimum 5 meters

          (If corner lot, exterior yard shall be 8 meters)

 

          Rear Yard                        -            Minimum 15 meters

 

          Maximum lot coverage      -            15%

 

          Maximum height              -            2 stories or 8 meters


          Accessory buildings shall have a side & rear yard of 2 meters.


 

8.5     Area Requirements for Commercial Uses

 

          Lot Frontage                    -            Minimum 30 meters

 

          Lot Area                          -            Minimum 1,380 square meters

 

          Front Yard                       -            Minimum 8 meters

 

          Side Yard                        -            Minimum 5 meters

          (If corner lot, exterior side yard - minimum 8 meters)

 

          Rear Yard                        -            Minimum 8 meters

 

          Maximum lot coverage      -            40%

 

          Maximum height              -            2 stories or 8 meters


          Accessory buildings shall have a side yard of 2 meters



 

8.6     Area Requirements for Institutions and Community Facilities

 

          (i)       area requirements shall be the same as those identified for Commercial uses.

 

          (ii)      in the case of any residence erected in conjunction with an institution, commercial or community facility, the area requirements shall be those identified for residential development.


 

8.7     Signs” - Advertising signs will be permitted in conjunction with a commercial activity and shall have a maximum size of 9 square meters.




SECTION 9 - AGRICULTURAL ZONE


 

9.1     Agricultural” - No person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building, or structure and no person shall erect or permit the erection of any building or structure in the Agricultural Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:


 

9.2     Permitted Uses 

 

          (i)       Agricultural Use - include field crops, truck gardening, flower gardening, nurseries, orchards, dairy farming, tree farming etc. Also included are farms for the grazing, breeding, raising or training of horses, dog kennels or breeding, boarding or sale of dogs and any other similar use or enterprise (for example) sale of farm produce customarily carried on as part of the field of general agriculture.

 

          (ii)      Residential Use

                    (a) one single family detached dwelling.

                    (b) farm related residential dwellings.

 

          (iii)     Commercial Use - normally a part of the rural agricultural function, for example, riding stables, veterinary establishments.

 

          (iv)     Institutional Use - such as schools and churches.

 

          (v)      Existing Private Commercial Airport

 

           (vi)     Accessory Use - such as private garages, barns, stables, recreational buildings, greenhouses and any other similar use.


 

9.3     Prohibited Uses” - The removal of top soil within the Township shall be prohibited.


 

9.4     Area Requirements for Uses in the Agricultural Zone

 

          Lot Frontage                    -            Minimum 46 meters

 

          Lot Area                          -            Minimum 2,760 square meters

 

          Front Yard                       -            Minimum 15 meters

 

          Rear Yard                        -            Minimum 15 meters

 

          Side Yard                        -            Minimum 8 meters

 

          Maximum height              -            3 stories or 9 meters

 

          Maximum lot coverage      -            15%




SECTION 10 - SUMMER COTTAGE ZONE


 

10.1   Summer Cottage” - No person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building, or structure and no person shall erect or permit the erection of any building or structure in the Summer Cottage Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:


 

10.2   Permitted Uses

 

          (i)       one summer cottage per lot.

 

          (ii)      community centers, parks, play grounds, recreational buildings, and other similar uses intended to serve the summer cottage residence.

 

          (iii)     existing residential dwellings on the day of the passing of this by-law.

 

          (iv)     accessory buildings such as boat house, out house, docks, steam bath, huts, laundry huts, tools and wood sheds and any other similar type accessory use. These accessory buildings with the exception of out house and laundry huts are exempted from front yard set back.

 

10.3   Area Requirements

 

          Lot Frontage                         -                    Minimum 46 meters

 

          Lot Area                               -                    Minimum 2,760 square meters

 

          Front Yard                            -                    Minimum 15 meters

                                                                             (high water mark)

 

          Side Yard                             -                    Minimum 8 meters

 

          Rear Yard                             -                    Minimum 15 meters

 

          Maximum lot coverage           -                    15%

 

          Maximum height of building    -                    2 stories or 8 meters




SECTION 11 - SENSITIVE AREA ZONE

 

11.1   Sensitive Area” - No person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building or structure and o person shall erect or permit the erection of any building or structure in the Sensitive Area Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:


 

11.2   Permitted Uses

 

          (i)       Recreational - passive or active recreational activities such as walking trails, picnicing, bird watching, skiing and any other similar use.


                     Active recreational activities where deemed detrimental to the area shall not be permitted.

 

          (ii)      Farming - limited farming use of these lands such as grazing of animals growing crops where suitable and not detrimental to the area shall be allowed.

 

          (iii)     no buildings or structures are permitted in this zone except for those deemed accessory to the permitted uses in the zone.

 

          (iv)     no buildings or structures are permitted to be located within 15 meters of a watercourse. The distance is to be measured from either the bank of the watercourse or in the case of a shoreline, the high water mark.




SECTION 12 - NATURAL RESOURCE AREA


 

12.1   Natural Resource Area” - No person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building or structure and no person shall erect or permit the erection of any building or structure in the Natural Resource Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:

 

12.2   Permitted Uses

 

          (i)       Extractive Resource uses such as mining, quarrying, sand and gravel pits and harvesting of wood products.

 

          (ii)      Recreational - passive or active recreational activities such as walking trails, picnicing, bird watching, skiing and any other similar uses.


                    Active recreational activities where deemed detrimental to the area shall not be permitted.

 

          (iii)     Farming - limited farming use of these lands such as grazing of animals growing of crops where suitable and not detrimental to the area shall be allowed.

 

          (iv)     no buildings or structures are permitted in this zone except for those deemed accessory to the permitted uses in the zone.

 

12.3   Area Requirements for Extractive Resource Uses in the Natural Resource Area

 

          (1)     Lot area                                                                -           minimum 4 hectares

 

          (2)     Yard setbacks for structures from property line         -           minimum 60 meters




SECTION 13 - HAZARD AREA ZONE


 

13.1   Hazard Area” - No person shall hereafter use or permit the use of land, building or structure and no person shall erect of permit the erection of any building or structure in the Hazard Area Zone except in accordance with the following provisions:

 

Permitted Uses” - such uses deemed necessary by the municipality and the Ministry of Natural Resources to prevent flooding on neighbouring lands.